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1. A hardy hybrid of wheat and rye having a high yield.
2. The grains of this hybrid.
[Latin trīticum, wheat (from trītus, past participle of terere, to rub, thresh; see trite) + sēcale, rye.]
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(Plants) a fertile hybrid cereal, a cross between wheat (Triticum) and rye (Secale), produced by polyploidy
[C20: from Tritic(um) + (Sec)ale]
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trit•i•ca•le(ˌtrɪt ɪˈkeɪ li)
a high-protein hybrid produced by crossing wheat and rye.
[1935–40; < New Latin Triti(cum) wheat (Latin trīticum) + New Latin, Latin (Se)cale rye]
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